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Hypnosis can make profound changes on brain

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news icon rHypnosis, with its long and checkered history in medicine and entertainment, is receiving some new respect from neuroscientists. Recent brain studies of people who are susceptible to suggestion indicate that when they act on the suggestions their brains show profound changes in how they process information.

The suggestions, researchers report, literally change what people see, hear, feel and believe to be true.

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One adult in five is flat out resistant to hypnosis, Spiegel said. The rest are in between, he said.

true, depends on person to person....

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."Even with little understanding of how it works, hypnosis has been used in medicine since the 1950s to treat pain and, more recently, as a treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, irritable bowel syndrome and eating disorders.

...he infused them with an invisible "magnetic fluid" that only he was able to muster. Thus mesmerized, clients were cured.

This is an intriguing, and seemingly beneficial factor of hypnosis that, if true in all cases, must be the ultimate leap in medical science...

Personally, I would be afraid to be hypnotized though...for fear of 'not being in control.' :unsure2:

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